Monday evening there was a meeting of the Artisans to plan the next First Thursdays Party at Wall Candy in Columbia, TN. I love this group of artists. They are as diversified a group of people as you will find, yet they are all fun and goofy and extremely talented. I feel blessed just to be counted among them and still haven't figured out how I was invited. Some things you just don't question.
Sandra offered to make dinner for our meeting and no one argued. She's a great cook.
Dinner was Shepherd's Pie. DELICIOUS Shepherd's Pie. Luckily for us Sandra shares her recipes. And I'll share it with you...
Sandra's Shepherd's Pie
- Potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 carrot, peeled and grated
- 1 onion, chopped
- Envelope of Colman's Shepherd's Pie seasoning
- 1/2 cup cream or broth
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 cup frozen peas, a couple of handfuls
1. Boil potatoes until tender, drain, and whip with an electric mixer. Add butter, garlic, cream or broth. Salt and Pepper to taste. Set aside.
2. In a saute pan, caramelize onions in butter. Add garlic and grated carrots and saute until tender. Set aside.
3. In a skillet, brown ground beef in butter. Drain off excess fat. Add envelope of Shepherd's Pie seasoning and onion, garlic, carrot mixture. Add English peas.
4. Spray deep casserole dish with Pam cooking spray. Pour ground beef mixture in the pan and spread evenly. Salt and Pepper to taste.
5. Top with Whipped Potatoes and run under the broiler until potatoes are evenly browned.
And if you are free February 2, join the Artisan's at Wall Candy from 5 to 8pm for an evening of art and music.